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THE CALENDAR  • CALENDAR DIRECTORYEXHIBITIONS

August 20-26 • August 27-31

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MUSIC

 

Barrington Stage • 2017 Mr. Finn’s Cabaret Series: today, Julie Budd presents “Remembering Mr. Sinatra” (also on 8/21) • 8 pm • Blatt Performing Arts Center, 36 Linden St., Pittsfield, MA • info and tickets ($30/$35) at www.barringtonstageco.org or 413-236-8888

 

Caffè Lena • Richard Barone with “Sorrows & Promises: Greenwich Village in the 60s” • 7 pm • $20/$18 or $10 for children/students • www.caffelena.org

 

Hubbard Hall • Donizetti’s “L’elisir d’amore” The elixir of love (runs Aug. 11, 12, 16, 18, 20). Written over the course of only 6 weeks in 1832, this romantic comedy remains one of the most-performed operas to this day, due in no small part to highly relatable characters and the ever-relevant theme of falling in love • today’s time, 2 pm • Mainstage • $60 premium seating with complementary charcuterie and wine, $45 riser seating, $25 students • info at 518-677-2495 or www.hubbardhall.org

 

Jacob’s Pillow • Compañia Irene Rodríguez (Aug. 16-20) • today’s time • 2:15 pm • Doris Duke Theatre • info/tickets at jacobspillow.org


Lake George Music Festival (runs Aug. 15-24) • “Piano Mania!” Lake George Music Festival pianists perform solo, 4-hand, 6-hand, and 8-hand piano repertoire. Today’s program: György Ligeti, Musica Ricercata; Franz Schubert, 2 Marches Caractéristique D968b; Béla Bartók, Out of Doors; Franz Liszt, Rigoletto Paraphrase; Franz Liszt, Les jeux d’eau a la Villa d’este; Samuel Barber, Selections from the Souvenirs; Albert Lavignac, Galop Marche • 1 pm • Tannery Pond Community Center, 228 Main Street, North Creek • tickets ($10) at door or www.lakegeorgemusicfestival.com


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Barrington Stage • “This” (runs Aug. 3-27) • 3 pm
Barrington Stage • “Company” (runs Aug. 10-Sept. 2) • 5 pm
Mac-Hadyn • “Spamalot” (Aug. 10-20) • 2 & 7 pm
OIdcastle • “A Comedy of Tenors” (runs Aug. 18-Sept. 3) • 2 pm
Shakespeare & Co. • “The Wharton Comedies” (through Sept. 10) • 3 pm
Shakespeare & Co. • “The Tempest” (through Sept. 3) • 5:30 pm
Taconic Stage • “The Last Flapper” (runs Aug. 19, 20, 25, 26, 27) • 2 pm
Theater Barn • “Godspell 2012” (Aug. 10-20) • 2 pm
Williamstown Theatre • “A Legendary Romance” (Aug. 3-20) • 2 pm
Williamstown Theatre • “Actually” (Auy. 9-20) • 2 pm

 

MISC.

 

CELEBRATE STEPHENTOWN • grassroots festival this weekend with more than 30 events taking place in “The Only Stephentown On Earth!” Some of today’s events include an Early Bird Hike With The Rensselaer Plateau Alliance (8-9 am at Chestnut Hill); 5K Trail Race & Trail Walk
(10:00 am to 1:00 pm at Corkscrew Rail Trail) and a Farm-To-Pizza Lunch (11:00 am to 2:00 pm, Wyomanock Center For Sustainable Living) • To see a complete list of weekend’s events (and directions), go to celebratestephentown.com
/schedule/reception

 

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MUSIC


Barrington Stage • 2017 Mr. Finn’s Cabaret Series: today, Julie Budd presents “Remembering Mr. Sinatra” (also on 8/20) • 8 pm • Blatt Performing Arts Center, 36 Linden St., Pittsfield, MA • info and tickets ($30/$35) at www.barringtonstageco.org or 413-236-8888

 

Lake George Music Festival (runs Aug. 15-24) • today, LGMF “Uncorked”: Relax and enjoy a candle-lit evening out listening to exceptional concert music, sipping fine wines from the Adirondack Winery and sampling gourmet cheeses and a dinner menu. Price includes wine tasting, one glass of wine, souvenir wine glass, gourmet cheese samplings, and the performance. Dinner is extra. Concert Program: Sergei Rachmaninoff, Trio elegiaque No.1 in G Minor; Franz Schubert, 6 Songs on Texts by Goethe; Johan Nepomuk Hummel, Septet, Op.74, No.1 • 6 pm, food & drinks; 7:30 pm performa\nce • Lake George Club, 4000 Lake Shore Drive, Diamond Point • tickets ($35) at www.lakegeorgemusicfestival.com

 

Mahaiwe • Stephen Stills & Judy Collins. The two legendary singer-songwriters met fifty years ago and had a tumultuous love affair which would later be immortalized by Stills with his composition “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes,” performed by Crosby, Stills & Nash on their landmark debut • 8 pm • $45-$150 • www.mahaiwe.org


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Berkshire Theatre Group • “At Home at the Zoo” (Show runs through Aug. 26) • 7 pm

 

MISC.


Northshire (Saratoga store) • Saratoga Kids: celebration of the 40th birthday of the Voyager Launch, and of Alexandra Siy’s new book “Voyager’s Greatest Hits”54 • 6 pm • www.northshire.com


Washington County Fair (day 1 of 7) Over 1,800 exhibitors; more than 1,900 animals; over 30 free daily shows and entertainment; more than 40 carnival rides; hundreds of artisans, craftsmen, and historians; 50 food vendors all located on 120 acres with ample free parking • today’s times, 5-11 pm • Rte. 29, Greenwich, NY • general admission $12; 13 and under free • complete events schedule at www.washingtoncountyfair.com




 

Tuesday
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MUSIC

 

Lake George Music Festival (runs Aug. 15-24) • today, “Sounds of Our Time,” an innovative concert series that explores connections that cross musical genres. The series seeks to demonstrate the connections between popular music of our time and classical music, both contemporary and from the past • 8 pm • tonight’s location, Lake George Festival Commons • tickets ($10) at door or www.lakegeorgemusicfestival.com

 

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Barrington Stage • “This” (runs Aug. 3-27) • 7:30 pm
Barrington Stage • “Company” (runs Aug. 10-Sept. 2) • 7 pm
Berkshire Theatre Group • “At Home at the Zoo” (Show runs through Aug. 26) • 7 pm
Lake Theatre • “Last of the Red Hot Lovers” (runs through Sept. 2) • lunch seating 11:30 am with curtain at 1 pm
Shakespeare & Co. • “The Wharton Comedies” (through Sept. 10) • 3 pm
Shakespeare & Co. • “The Tempest” (through Sept. 3) • 5 pm

 

FILM


PS21 • Movie Tuesdays series “The Immigrant Experience in America”: today’s film, “Stroszek.” Bruno Stroszek, a luckless ex-con and street musician in Berlin, falls for a prostitute (Eva Mattes) and the two decide to emigrate to the U.S. to escape thugs who are after Eva • 8:30 pm • FREE • info at ps21chatham.org

 

MISC.


Ventfort Hall • Summer Tea & Talk Series every Tuesday from June 6 to Sept. 5. Today’s topic: Ventfort Hall’s resident historian, Cornelia Brooke Gilder will tell all with “Friends and Fireworks: Edith Wharton Enters Berkshire Society.” As Nini quotes in her new book Edith Wharton’s Lenox, “As a hostess, designer, gardener and writer, Wharton set high standards that delighted many…But her perceptive and sometimes indiscreet pen also alienated…” others. • 4 pm • $26/$32 • info or reservations at 413-637-3206 • more info at gildedage.org


Washington County Fair (day 2 of 7) Over 1,800 exhibitors; more than 1,900 animals; over 30 free daily shows and entertainment; more than 40 carnival rides; hundreds of artisans, craftsmen, and historians; 50 food vendors all located on 120 acres with ample free parking • today’s times, 9 am-11 pm • Rte. 29, Greenwich, NY • general admission $12; 13 and under free • complete events schedule at www.washingtoncountyfair.com

 

 

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Caffè Lena • Acoustic Blues Open Mic & Jam with featured artists, Andrew Wheeler & Donna Marie Tritico: Members of the Saratoga Acoustic Blues Society welcome players of all ages to perform original or traditional blues songs on the Caffe Lena stage • 7 pm • tickets ($5) at door • www.caffelena.org

 

Concert at Windsor Lake • weekly (Wed.) event combining great music with the beautiful natural backdrop of Windsor Lake. Pack a picnic and bring a chair or blanket. Today’s concert, One Way Out • 6:30 pm • at Windsor Lake (intersection of Kemp and Bradley Streets), North Adams, MA • free • info at explorenorthadams.com/item/concerts-at-windsor-lake

 

Lake George Arts Project • Wednesday summer concert series: today, Sweetback Sisters, who combine powerful vocals with southern melodies for a refreshing twist on country music • 7 pm (rain or shine) • Shepard Park • info at www.lakegeorgearts.org or 518-668-2616

 

Lake George Music Festival (runs Aug. 15-24) • Tonight’s program: Pascal Le Boeuf, Obliquely Wrecked; Chris Rogerson, River Songs; Sergei Prokofiev, Sonata for Two Violins; Ralph Vaughan Williams, Piano Quartet in C minor • 7 pm • tonight’s location, Zankel Music Center (Saratoga Springs debut!) • tickets ($10) at door or www.lakegeorgemusicfestival.com or 518-791-5089

 

DANCE

 

Jacob’s Pillow • The Washington Ballet (Aug. 23-27) • today’s time, 8 pm • Ted Shawn Theatre • info/tickets at jacobspillow.org

 

Jacob’s Pillow • The Principles of Uncertainty (Aug. 23-27) • today’s time • 8:15 pm • Doris Duke Theatre • info/tickets at jacobspillow.org

 

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Barrington Stage • “This” (runs Aug. 3-27) • 7:30 pm
Barrington Stage • “Company” (runs Aug. 10-Sept. 2) • 2 & 7 pm
Berkshire Theatre Group • “At Home at the Zoo” (Show runs through Aug. 26) • 7 pm
Lake Theatre • “Last of the Red Hot Lovers” (runs through Sept. 2) • lunch seating 11:30 am with curtain at 1 pm; dinner seating 6:30 pm with curtain at 8 pm
OIdcastle • “A Comedy of Tenors” (runs Aug. 18-Sept. 3) • 7:30 pm
Shakespeare & Co. • “The Wharton Comedies” (through Sept. 10) • 3 pm
Shakespeare & Co. • “The Tempest” (through Sept. 3) • 5 pm

 

MISC.


Skene Manor • Special August Dinner of Surf & Turf!. Evening starts with Social Hour at 5:30 pm • 8 Potters Terrace, Whitehall, NY • donation of $30 all inclusive • Please call 518-499-1906 for reservations

 

Washington County Fair (day 3 of 7) Over 1,800 exhibitors; more than 1,900 animals; over 30 free daily shows and entertainment; more than 40 carnival rides; hundreds of artisans, craftsmen, and historians; 50 food vendors all located on 120 acres with ample free parking • today’s times, 9 am-11 pm • Rte. 29, Greenwich, NY • general admission $12; 13 and under free • complete events schedule at www.washingtoncountyfair.com

 





 

Thursday
24

 

MUSIC

 

Ballston Spa — Concerts in the Park series (every Thurs. during the summer) • today, Sirsy, indie rock • 6-8 pm • Wiswall Park on Front Street • free

 

Caffè Lena • “Yarn,” bluegrassy rock band • 7 pm • $18/$16 or $9 for children/students • www.caffelena.org


Lake George Music Festival (runs Aug. 15-24) • today,the full Lake George Music Festival Symphony Orchestra, led by Music Director Roger Kalia, presents the grand finale performance of the 2017 summer season. Program to include Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 7” and a world premiere performance of Sheridan Seyfried’s double violin concerto for brothers Nikki and Timmy Chooi. (There’s a pre-performance lecture/workshop before the concert at 6:30 pm by musicologist Christine Wisch and composer Sheridan Seyfried) • concert, 7:30 pm. FIREWORKS over Lake George at 9:30 pm! • tonight’s location, Lake George High School Auditorium • tickets ($15) at door or www.lakegeorgemusicfestival.com

 

Tang Museum (Skidmore) • UpBeat on the Roof concert series (now on Thurs.): today, Pony in the Pancake — Albany-based group that walks the line between surf rock, krautrock, and shoegaze. Ample parking is available at the museum • 7 pm • on the roof of the Tang Teaching Museum, 815 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs • free • more info at 518-580-8080 or visit skidmore.edu/tan

 

DANCE

 

Hyde • Hyde Night Out: Curve Effect: Skidmore Dance Department — a new light, guided by Skidmore College dancers, who will frame and be framed by the dynamic prints on view in the Charles R. Wood Gallery. Choreographers Debra J. Fernandez and Jason Ohlberg invite you to experience their dialogue of movement interpreting Kelly’s curvilinear geometric shapes and colorful compositions. There will be guided performances at 6:15 and 7 pm with refreshments available in the Museum lobby from 6 to 8 pm • Space is limited and reservations are required. RSVP by contacting Kayla at 518-792-1761 x310

 

Jacob’s Pillow • The Washington Ballet (Aug. 23-27) • today’s time, 8 pm • Ted Shawn Theatre • info/tickets at jacobspillow.org

 

Jacob’s Pillow • The Principles of Uncertainty (Aug. 23-27) • today’s time • 8:15 pm • Doris Duke Theatre • info/tickets at jacobspillow.org

 

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Barrington Stage • “This” (runs Aug. 3-27) • 3 & 7:30 pm
Barrington Stage • “Company” (runs Aug. 10-Sept. 2) • 8 pm
Berkshire Theatre Group • “At Home at the Zoo” (Show runs through Aug. 26) • 7 pm
Dorset Theatre Festival • “American Buffalo” (Aug. 24-Sept. 2) • 7:30 pm
Lake Theatre • “Last of the Red Hot Lovers” (runs through Sept. 2) • lunch seating 11:30 am with curtain at 1 pm; dinner seating 6:30 pm with curtain at 8 pm
Mac-Hadyn • “Hello, Dolly!” (Aug. 24-Sept. 3) • 2 & 8 pm
OIdcastle • “A Comedy of Tenors” (runs Aug. 18-Sept. 3) • 2 & 7:30 pm
Shakespeare & Co. • “The Tempest” (through Sept. 3) • 5 pm
Shakespeare & Co. • “The Wharton Comedies” (through Sept. 10) • 7:30 pm
Theater Barn •“Guys and Dolls” (Aug. 24-Sept. 3) • 8 pm

 

MISC.


Northshire (Saratoga store) • Saratoga Kids: Children’s horror & mystery author Dan Poblocki shares his Shadow House series • 6 pm • www.northshire.com

 

Skidmore • Curator’s tour of Other Side — Art, Object, Self with Mellon Collections Curator Rebecca McNamara • noon • Tang Museum • more info at 518-580-8080

 

Washington County Fair (day 4 of 7) Over 1,800 exhibitors; more than 1,900 animals; over 30 free daily shows and entertainment; more than 40 carnival rides; hundreds of artisans, craftsmen, and historians; 50 food vendors all located on 120 acres with ample free parking • today’s times, 9 am-11 pm • Rte. 29, Greenwich, NY • general admission $12; 13 and under free • complete events schedule at www.washingtoncountyfair.com

 

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MUSIC

 

Berkshire Theatre Group • No Boundaries in Art series: today, the play “Awake and Sing!” by Clifford Odets — “We enter the world of the impoverished Berger family and through their lives we see how generational poverty impacts our humanity and society itself.” • 2 pm • at The Unicorn Theatre • reserve your FREE ticket in advance at www.berkshiretheatregroup.org

 

Caffè Lena • “Like Breathing: Songs of Perseverance” from a quartet of Capital District musical theater actors • 7 pm • $16/$14 or $8 for children/students • www.caffelena.org

 

Guthrie Center • 2017 Troubadour Series: today, Bill Staines • 8 pm (doors 6 pm) • at the Guthrie Center, Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington • tickets $20/$15 • more info at www.guthriecenter.org

 

Helsinki Hudson • Royal Jelly Jive • 9 pm (doors 6 pm) • info and tickets ($15) at helsinkihudson.com

 

Washington County Band • 7 pm • at Whitehall NY, Veterans’ Park Gazebo

 

DANCE

 

Jacob’s Pillow • The Washington Ballet (Aug. 23-27) • today’s time, 8 pm • Ted Shawn Theatre • info/tickets at jacobspillow.org

 

Jacob’s Pillow • The Principles of Uncertainty (Aug. 23-27) • today’s time • 8:15 pm • Doris Duke Theatre • info/tickets at jacobspillow.org

 

PS21 • Ephrat Asherie Dance (EAD) — an urban dance theater company that combines the rawness of underground styles with a contemporary dance aesthetic (also Aug. 26) • 8 pm • tickets ($35/$30 members/$18 students) and info at ps21chatham.org

 

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Barrington Stage • “This” (runs Aug. 3-27) • 7:30 pm
Barrington Stage • “Company” (runs Aug. 10-Sept. 2) • 2 & 8 pm
Berkshire Theatre Group • “At Home at the Zoo” (Show runs through Aug. 26) • 8 pm
Dorset Theatre Festival • “American Buffalo” (Aug. 24-Sept. 2) • 7:30 pm
Lake Theatre • “Last of the Red Hot Lovers” (runs through Sept. 2) • dinner seating 6:30 pm with curtain at 8 pm
Mac-Hadyn • “Hello, Dolly!” (Aug. 24-Sept. 3) • 8 pm
OIdcastle • “A Comedy of Tenors” (runs Aug. 18-Sept. 35 • 7:30 pm
Shakespeare & Co. • “The Wharton Comedies” (through Sept. 10) • 3 pm
Shakespeare & Co. • “The Tempest” (through Sept. 3) • 5 pm
Taconic Stage • “The Last Flapper” (runs Aug. 19, 20, 25, 26, 27) • 7 pm
Theater Barn •“Guys and Dolls” (Aug. 24-Sept. 3) • 8 pm

 

MISC.


McCartee’s Barn • Hypertufa Toadhouses, a benefit for the Shushan Heat Fund • 10-2pm • 10 am-2 pm • 23C East Broadway, Salem, NY • 518-854-3857

 

Manchester Wine and Food Classic (Aug. 25-27) • over 100 food artisans, wineries, breweries, distilleries, epicurean purveyors, and locally-made products • at Equinox Resort, Manchester, VT • link to schedule and tickets at www.northshire.com/event

 

Washington County Fair (day 5 of 7) Over 1,800 exhibitors; more than 1,900 animals; over 30 free daily shows and entertainment; more than 40 carnival rides; hundreds of artisans, craftsmen, and historians; 50 food vendors all located on 120 acres with ample free parking • today’s times, 9 am-11 pm • Rte. 29, Greenwich, NY • general admission $12; 13 and under free • complete events schedule at www.washingtoncountyfair.com

 

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Music at) Bennington Farmers’ Market • today’s performer, Deena Chappell • 10 am-1 pm • at the scenic river walk park along the Walloomsac

 

Berkshire Bash — Hot SummerSwing live music all day with the Squirrel Nut Zippers, a high-energy fusion of Delta blues, gypsy jazz, and much more • 3 to 8 pm • at Ski Butternut • tickets ($40 adv/$50 door, or FREE for children under 12) at www.berkhirebash.com

 

Berkshire Theatre Group • Berkshire Opera Festival presents the comic opera “Ariadne auf Naxos” (also on Aug. 29 and Sept. 1): A wealthy patron who has commissioned two very different forms of entertainment for an evening finds that time is too short for both, leaving the artistic forces to combine their efforts (with comic results) • 7:30 pm • at the Colonial Theatre • tickets ($20-$98) at www.berkshiretheatregroup.org

 

Caffè Lena • Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez • 8 pm • $25/$22 or $12.50 for children/students • www.caffelena.org

 

Guthrie Center • 2017 Troubadour Series: today, Geoff Muldaur • 8 pm (doors 6 pm) • at the Guthrie Center, Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington • tickets $30/$25 • more info at www.guthriecenter.org

 

SVAC • Philip Bauer as Johnny Cash • 7:30 pm • info and tickets ($49/$55) at www.svac.org

 

DANCE

 

Jacob’s Pillow • The Washington Ballet (Aug. 23-27) • today’s times, 2 & 8 pm • Ted Shawn Theatre • info/tickets at jacobspillow.org

 

Jacob’s Pillow • The Principles of Uncertainty (Aug. 23-27) • today’s time • 2:15 & 8:15 pm • Doris Duke Theatre • info/tickets at jacobspillow.org

 

PS21 • Ephrat Asherie Dance (EAD) — an urban dance theater company that combines the rawness of underground styles with a contemporary dance aesthetic (also Aug. 25) • 8 pm • tickets ($35/$30 members/$18 students) and info at ps21chatham.org

 

Mahaiwe • London National Theatre in HD: “Angels in America Part One — Millennium Approaches” (encore). Revisit America in the mid-1980s in the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration (Part Two on 8/27) • 2 pm • info and tickets ($17, or $10 for under 21) at www.mahaiwe.org

 

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Barrington Stage • “This” (runs Aug. 3-27) • 3 & 7:30 pm
Barrington Stage • “Company” (runs Aug. 10-Sept. 2) • 8 pm
Berkshire Theatre Group • “At Home at the Zoo” (Show runs through Aug. 26) • 2 & 8 pm
Dorset Theatre Festival • “American Buffalo” (Aug. 24-Sept. 2) • 2 & 7:30 pm
Lake Theatre • “Last of the Red Hot Lovers” (runs through Sept. 2) • dinner seating 6:30 pm with curtain at 8 pm
Mac-Hadyn • “Hello, Dolly!” (Aug. 24-Sept. 3) • 4 & 8 pm
OIdcastle • “A Comedy of Tenors” (runs Aug. 18-Sept. 3) • 7:30 pm
Shakespeare & Co. • “The Wharton Comedies” (through Sept. 10) • 3 pm
Shakespeare & Co. • “The Tempest” (through Sept. 3) • 5 pm
Taconic Stage • “The Last Flapper” (runs Aug. 19, 20, 25, 26, 27) • 7 pm
Theater Barn •“Guys and Dolls” (Aug. 24-Sept. 3) • 4 & 8 pm

 

MISC.


Northshire (Manchester store) • James Atlas, author of “A Shadow in the Garden: A Biographer’s Tale” in Conversation with Antiguan-American novelist and essayist Jamaica Kincaid • 7 pm • info at www.northshire.com


Berkshire Scenic Railway • summer Cabaret Train (runs Aug. 12 & 26, Sept. 9 & 23). Berkshires’ musical duo Samantha Talora & Ron Ramsay entertain on the rails during the 75-minute leisurely excursion from North Adams to Adams and back. Passengers are encouraged to bring their own beverages and snacks including beer, wine, cocktails • Rides begin 7 pm, departing from 98 Crowley Ave. Station in North Adams • Tickets ($20) available at www.hoosacvalleytrainride.com.
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Manchester Wine and Food Classic (Aug. 25-27) • over 100 food artisans, wineries, breweries, distilleries, epicurean purveyors, and locally-made products • at Equinox Resort, Manchester, VT • link to schedule and tickets at www.northshire.com/event


Northshire (Manchester store) • Writing Workshop with James Crews. Examining the connections between the practice of meditation/mindfulness and the act of writing fearlessly from the heart • 10 am-noon • info and tickets ($40) at www.northshire.com

 

Washington County Fair (day 6 of 7) Over 1,800 exhibitors; more than 1,900 animals; over 30 free daily shows and entertainment; more than 40 carnival rides; hundreds of artisans, craftsmen, and historians; 50 food vendors all located on 120 acres with ample free parking • today’s times, 9 am-11 pm • Rte. 29, Greenwich, NY • general admission $12; 13 and under free • complete events schedule at www.washingtoncountyfair.com